One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Replete after eating (or very drunk)‘I've never risen from the table after a feed anything less than full as a tick’
- ‘We were all stuffed to the gills - or as they say in the South, as full as a tick.’
- ‘I had dinner earlier in the evening and was still as full as a tick.’
- ‘It's day four outside of the conference and I'm still feeling full as a tick!’
- ‘And if I get hungry, I go shoot a hog and I'm full as a tick for a week.’
- ‘I'm full as a tick and ready for my hot bubble bath now…’
- ‘I can't speak for Eli, but I'll be tight as a tick on a bloodhound come Saturday.’
- ‘Cows that had been standing around in the yard, looking full as a tick, would put their heads down and start grazing as soon as they hit the new grass.’
- ‘By the end of the day, I was full as a tick and red from stem to stern with barbecue sauce, watermelon, and sunburn.’
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